Mesut Ozil is one of seven changes made by Unai Emery from Arsenal’s most recent game as the Gunners prepare to host Cardiff City at the Emirates.
The beleaguered German playmaker dons the armband for Arsenal, replacing Aaron Ramsey in attack. Bernd Leno returns in goal, while three of the defenders from the back four against Manchester United are out as well, with Stephan Lichtsteiner, Shkodran Mustafi and Nacho Monreal starting.
In midfield, the big news is that Granit Xhaka has been benched, while Mohamed Elneny and Matteo Guendouzi line up in a three-man unit alongside Lucas Torreira.
📋 Here’s our team news for tonight’s game!
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